A bestseller gets even better! Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative book in their back pocket. Framed with both humor and compassion, the book describes ten characteristics that help illuminate " not define " children with autism. Ellen creates a guide for all who come in contact with a child on the autism spectrum. This updated edition delves into expanded thought and deeper discussion of communication issues, social processing skills, and the critical roles adult perspectives play in guiding the child with autism to a meaningful, self-sufficient, productive life. A bonus section includes ten more essential, thought-provoking "things" to share with young people on the spectrum as they cross the threshold of adulthood, and an appendix of more than seventy questions suitable for group discussion or self-reflection. This new edition sounds an even more resonant call to action, carrying the reader farther into understanding the needs and the potential of every child with autism.
"Definitely worth a read. My son has only recently been diagnosed as ASD and we have struggled for a long time to understand him and his behaviours. This book is really enlightening, offering insight into the mind of a child with ASD. Having an insight into how his mind works really helping us to deal more effectively with his behaviours. Highly recommend." - Mrs H, parent
"I'm a teacher and have sat through lots of training on Autism that explained what to do to enable children with autism in your class to thrive, but not really why you are doing it.. However this is the book that enabled me to gain proper understanding and empathy. I thoroughly recommend all parents and teachers to read it." - A Ward, Teacher